Enjoy an amazing 3 days cruise tour around Cambodia on a very nice boat. Start your cruise from Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Continue to Kampong Luong which is a large floating village north of Krakor, on Tonlé Sap Lake, followed by Kampong Chnang (one of the central provinces of Cambodia. Neighboring provinces are Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Kandal, Kampong Speu and Pursat), Kampong Tralach, and finish you amazing trip at Phonm Phen.
Day 1: SIEM REAP - KAMPONG LUONG - KAMPONG CHHNANG
Meeting in front of FCC hotel in Siem Reap. Transfer by local tour agent for Phnom Krom boat-pier. Transfer from the pier by local boat to the board.
Check-in at the boat dock near Phnom Krom in Siem Reap. Passengers embark, security briefing. Departure for a relaxing half day by crossing the Tonlé Sap Lake. Lunch on board
Arrival at Kampong Luong. Local boats are coming Toum Tiou and pick passengers from Toum Tiou boat for the visit. Almost totally overlooked by tourists because of its remoteness and difficult access, the village is completely self-sufficient. A floating school, ice factories, for fish preservation, church, pagoda, service stations, pigsty, stores, boat or television repair shops, video club, karaoke bar, police station… everything is on the water. All trades are represented and everybody even young people and elder people go by boat through the cannal’s network which crosses this little town.
Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou stays overnight under the protection of the flooded forest.
Welcome drink and info meeting about cruise, crew introduction. Welcome dinner. Overnight on board.
Day 2: KAMPONG CHHNANG - KAMPONG TRALACH – PHNOM PENH
Departure of the Toum Tiou early in the morning, then breakfast on the board, Sail to Kampong Chnang by passing near Chnok Tru, the first big village after the River meets the Great Lake of Tonlé Sap.
Arrival to Kampong Chnang. Located 56 miles from Phnom Penh, the town of Kampong Chnang is one of the largest fishing ports on the Tonlé Sap. Fish farming is also widely practiced in the area. The area is famous for its pottery ware, unchanged in style for centuries, which is produced in sufficient quantities to supply the entire country. And not to be overlooked are the products of the Thnot tree (sugar palm – a real national symbol) that abounds in the area: a mellow tasting, caramel-colored sugar sold in large cakes and palm wine.
Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Kampong Tralach.
Arrival at Kampong Tralach to visit its wonderful Vihara belonging to Wat Kampong Tralach Leu pagoda. To get to it, we cross Kampong Tralach Krom village along a small road perpendicular to the river, crossing some gorgeous stretches of emerald rice paddy as we leave the river behind.
The Vihara dates back to early last century. It was probably built on an older site, as indicated by the latérite foundations, and is home to some outstanding mural paintings. These, however, are starting to suffer from weathering. They remain one of the last survivors of cultural destruction that continues unabated due to widespread indifference. Standing by itself in the middle of rice fields, it is a modest pagoda that receives very few visitors. Its isolation may well be its undoing, as was the case last May for Wat Tani Pagoda in the province of Kampot.
Passengers re-embark. The Toum Tiou drops anchor few miles away.
Farewell cocktail (1 glass of local liquor or juice) with Master of Ship & Cruise Manager Captain’s farewell dinner (Enriched menu + 1 glass of wine) Overnight on board.
Day 3: PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE
Departure of the board in the early morning, then breakfast on board, Sail to Kôh Chen (Chinese Island)
Arrival to Kôh Chen, small village whcih inhabitants specialize in silver and copper smiting, They make ornamental items, including delicately engraved tropical fruits, used in traditional ceremonies at the pagoda or for marriages. The distant hills of Cambodia’s old capital, Oudong, and its royal stupas can be seen a few kilometers away from the ferry. At the top of the hill, the ruins of Anthareu temple.
Passengers re-embark the Toum Tiou. Lunch on board on the way to Phnom Penh.
Arrival in Phnom Penh!! End of Service! Good Luck!